State Council discuss administration reform

Updated: 2006-11-16 08:51

The Chinese government will deepen the restructuring of the administrative system to improve macro regulation, public services and fight corruption, according to a release from a State Council executive meeting on Wednesday.

The reform of administrative system is a major task of the country's political restructuring, said the release from the meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao.

Since 2002 the government has markedly enhanced its capability of administration and it is now necessary to further improve its governance, the release said.

The State Council decided at the executive meeting three major tasks for the reform in the near future:

First, improve the institutions and mechanism of macro regulation, especially the regulation of markets, to ensure fast yet steady growth of the economy;

Second, improve social management and public services and solve outstanding problems in education, medical care, employment, social security and income distribution to safeguard social equity and justice and ensure social harmony and stability; and

Third, enhance supervision to prevent abuse of power, and crack down on bribery and other corrupt practices.

The State Council also called for controlling government funding for reception expenses to combat waste and extravagance.

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